Options for treatment include:
Topical compounded anti-cholinergic creams
Systemic anti-cholinergic tablets
Endosocopic thoracic sympathectomy
Botulinum toxin injections
- Medicare subsidises up to 3 anti-sweat botulinum toxin treatments per year- only accessible by Specialist Dermatologists – this makes the cost considerably less at $450 out of pocket.
- Several superficial injections into each armpit causing a mild sting- usually well tolerated.
- Local numbing cream can be applied prior to the procedure.
- Average interval between injections is six months.
- Total quantity injected is 100 units although application can be made for more if necessary.
- Side effects are rare and include bruising and swelling.
- Exercise can be resumed 24 hours later.
- Sweating will start to decrease by 70-100%, within 7 to 10 days.
Important Information About Your Appointment
A valid referral is required from you GP or other specialist to be able to claim Medicare benefits from your consultation.
A referral is not required to consult with our cosmetic dermal therapist.
A form registering your details, medications and previous medical problems will need to be completed on the day of your appointment prior to your consultation. Please remember to bring a list of current medications with you on the day.
Settling of your fee is required on the day of consultation.
We accept VISA and MasterCard, EFTPOS and cash payments
Significant cosmetic treatments require payment at the time the procedure appointment is made
Failure to keep appointments
Missed appointments will incur a cancellation fee.
Make up / Clothing
Please remember to remove make up for facial concerns (and remember to bring some makeup to reapply after the consultation)
For consultations where a skin check is required, wearing looser clothing may be helpful or alternatively there are patient gowns available for your use
These appointments can only be made for the Werribee and Richmond locations.
In Ballarat only review appointments are offered.
Most cosmetic treatments are only offered at our Werribee location.